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Review: Coming for You by Kristi Belcamino

Title: Coming for You by Kristi Belcamino
Publisher: Kristi Belcamino
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense
Length: 356 pages
Book Rating: B

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by the Author


Sofia Kennedy has spent the last twenty-four years keeping her past a dark secret. To the rest of the world, she’s a gifted graphic designer, marvelous cook, and doting Minneapolis mother.

But then her daughter is murdered.

Sofia soon wonders whether her life of lies has caught up with her. The police are asking dangerous questions and going after the wrong man. It’s up to Sofia to hunt down her daughter’s killer before her elaborate deception is exposed and she loses whatever semblance of a life she has left.


Coming for You by Kristi Belcamino is a riveting mystery that is quite poignant.

With their seventeen year old daughter, Kate, about to leave for college, Sofia Kennedy and her husband Jason host their good friends Dan and Gretchen Williams and Alex and Cecile Moreau for an “Empty Nest” celebration. After a fun-filled evening, Sofia awakens to discover Kate did not come home from her evening out with Dan’s daughter, Lily.  Nor did her normally responsible daughter leave her a message that she is staying over with friends.  Kate and Jason notify the police then they immediately begin searching for Kate. When their worst fears are realized, Sofia does not trust Detective Pete Marley to find Kate’s killer so she begins investigating on her own. Will Sofia unmask her daughter’s killer?  And if she does, will she follow through on her impulse to make the murderer pay for their crime?

Sofia has lied to Jason and everyone in their inner circle about her identity and her past. She is very worried that Kate’s murder is somehow connected to the life she left behind when she started college. The truth about her parents haunts her and due to her family history, Sofia is certain that when she identifies Kate’s killer, she will have no problem exacting justice for her daughter’s death.  Convinced that her DNA is her destiny, Sofia relentlessly and sometimes, ruthlessly, hunts for Kate’s murderer.

Kate’s life in the months leading up to her murder are revealed through a series of her diary entries. She is a typical teen looking forward going off to college and beginning the “adult” portion of her life. However, Kate’s life is a bit tumultuous as she looks to the future. Her long standing friendship with Lily is a bit strained but she is sure they will make it though this brief rough patch.  Kate has been keeping several secrets that are quite troubling but are these undisclosed details related to her murder?

Coming for You is a fast-paced and engrossing mystery. Sofia is a sympathetic character whose family history is very dark and disturbing. Kate’s murder is absolutely heartrending and it is easy to empathize with Sofia’s need for vengeance. With a viable pool of suspects, Kristi Belcamino keeps the perpetrator’s identity and motive for the murder carefully concealed until the breathtaking denouement.  An outstanding mystery that I greatly enjoyed and highly recommend.

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